Could we 3D print buildings using robots and drones?

3D printing holds great promise for use in many fields, including manufacturing, healthcare, and even historical preservation. The construction industry is another area that 3D printing may benefit, but where are we today and what challenges need to be solved to make the technology viable?

Paul Shepherd, lecturer in digital architectonics at the University of Bath, writes that we have the potential to use 3D printing to make large-scale objects such as buildings and bridges. However, we still need to overcome challenges in the areas of size, materials and structural strength.

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